Conquering PCOS

Being a woman can be tough. I say this from experience. Our biology can make managing weight more challenging, and increase our risk of certain cancers and heart disease. So it feels a bit like a double whammy for woman also dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). One in ten females of childbearing age are [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Conquering PCOS

Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

At Virtual Health Partners, all our client interaction involves the internet, whether that’s smartphone, tablet, or computers. Because of this, we’re always looking at the trends in technology. While it's clear that most people own a smartphone, what's harder to judge can be tablet ownership. iPads and growing competitors like Microsoft's tablet - the Surface - are [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

Getting tired of hearing us harp on you about eating protein?  Don’t worry, sometimes I do too.  But folks, I promise there are good reasons for it.  Especially for anyone with a weight loss goal.  So grab yourself a nice protein-based snack, and read through this list of benefits of upping your protein: You’ll be [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

It’s BBQ Time

Here in the northeast, we call it a barbecue. Meaning, a backyard (or rooftop) gathering of folks that involves food that may have come off a grill. Having spent many years living in Texas, I know the term “barbecue” can mean something entirely more serious. But whether you call it a barbecue or a cookout, [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on It’s BBQ Time

You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of This

My friends, come closer. I have something important to discuss. I know that you want to be healthier, clearer-headed, perhaps a few pounds lighter? One word: fiber. If you’re anything like most Americans, you’re not getting enough of it. Not even close. The recommended amount is 25 grams per day for women, or 38 grams [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of This

Internet-based Program for Weight Loss After Pregnancy

During pregnancy your body undergoes both physical and hormonal changes. Not only do you gain weight as your baby grows, but you will see many other changes as your body prepares for delivery. After the baby is born, losing weight is a struggle for many new moms. Of the millions of women in the USA [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Internet-based Program for Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Is Gluten Making you Gloomy?

Did you know that upwards of 20 million people in the US may be sensitive to gluten? And it’s estimated that roughly 4 out of 5 people don’t even know it. With the increasing popularity of gluten-free diets it’s important to understand what this is all about. Gluten is composed of proteins found in wheat, [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Is Gluten Making you Gloomy?

Drinking Calories

Where are your extra calories hiding? For many people, it’s in their drinks. Some of the most damaging calories for those trying to lose weight come in liquid form. That morning smoothie made with acai juice? An extra 120 calories per cup. The much needed cafe latte after lunch? Add 190 more calories to the [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Drinking Calories

Can a Virtual Platform Equal a Gym?

Some people love going to the gym. They thrive on having other people around them, and enjoy having a dedicated place to go to exercise. For others, going to the gym is stressful. Finding time to drive, park, and navigate a large fitness center is difficult. Many people also find it intimidating to work out [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Can a Virtual Platform Equal a Gym?

Benefits of Family Meals

In your household, where does sharing a family meal fall on your list of daily priorities? Somewhere between ‘unlikely’ and ‘not gonna happen’? If your answer is ‘YEP!’, read below. We know that consuming healthy meals with our family is important for physical health. But the benefits don’t stop there. Research indicates that family meals [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Benefits of Family Meals